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Insurance Services Group Hopes to Inspire on Giving Tuesday

SEATTLE, Wash. – Insurance Services Group is committed to giving back and supporting our local communities and Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to remind ourselves what this season is truly about. Over the last few...

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How Much is Enough? Underinsurance Questions Raised Following Massive Wildfires

SEATTLE, Wash. – A recent article published in the Insurance Business Editor raised some very interesting questions for both insurance agents and clients following the deadly wildfires in California. As of Sunday, news...

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Vote: Get Insured "Gnome" Matter What

EDMONDS, Wash. - Insurance Services Group is participating in the Edmonds Historical Museum’s 6th Annual Scarecrow Festival. This year, the insurance “Gnomies” are helping our team spread the word about the importance...

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Faulty Smoke Alarms Sold, Company Announces Recall

Check your smoke detectors – that’s the word of caution by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after a manufacturing glitch was found in a Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm.According to the recall, a yellow cap left...

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Insurance Services Group Agent Earns Outstanding Regional Award

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – At Insurance Services Group (ISG), we are committed to providing expert guidance to our clients. That is why we are so pleased to announce that Crystal Edwards, from our Mount Vernon office...

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Live Local: Why it Matters for Independent Insurance Agents

SEATTLE, Wash. – With offices in Edmonds, Sequim, Lacey, and Port Hadlock, how and where people choose to spend their money matters to our team and our business. The term “Shop Local” is pretty easy to understand – you...

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No more warnings; New distracted driving law in full effect

SEATTLE, Wash. – The grace period is over – that’s the warning from state troopers this month as they start cracking down on distracted drivers. Drivers are no longer allowed to hold cell phones while on the road. Your...

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Fallen tree crashes into home; Now what?

SEATTLE – A gust of wind tears through your yard, ripping down branches and toppling trees. Your house, garage, deck, and car lie right in the storm’s path and before you know it one of those trees comes square down on...

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Community: Edmonds Chamber Rallies Around Stolen Emoji Scarecrow

EDMONDS, Wash. – Insurance Services Group could not be more proud to live, work, and play in our Edmonds community – especially after this year’s 5th Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. Thanks to our friends, clients,...

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Meet Our Port Hadlock Insurance Team

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. - Insurance Services Group is excited to announce its grand opening in Jefferson County. In July, we opened the doors to our new office location in Port Hadlock. New paint, new carpet, new signs, and...

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No Hands: Washington's New Distracted Driving Law

SEATTLE, Wash. – Put down the phone at all times – simply put - that’s the message behind Washington State’s new distracted driving law which takes effect this Saturday, July 23. The law extends beyond hands free calls...

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Edmonds Insurance Team Earns $5K for Local Kids in Need

EDMONDS, Wash. - Insurance Services Group earned a 2017 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism to make positive change happen in our community. The award includes $5,000 to...

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News: Thousands of Boat Owners Face New Registration Standard

SEATTLE, Wash. - A local based news station recently highlighted a regulation change that affects thousands of boat owners across Washington.The change comes from the federal government and requires a 12-digit format...

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Boating 101: Don’t let an accident wreck your fun

SEATTLE, Wash. - Every summer, our team at Insurance Services Group gets calls from clients after a fun weekend on the water takes a turn for the worse. Often, these accidents could have been prevented with just a few...

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Buying a Home? Don't Forget about Home Insurance

SEATTLE, Wash. – Talk about a ‘hot’ time to sell – the local housing market is on fire and with warmer weather just starting to make its way across the Puget Sound region real estate purchasing will continue trending up....

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Take Me Away: Travel Insurance 101

SEATTLE, Wash. - This is the time of year the rainy, gray days really take hold and somewhere – anywhere - sounds better than being here. If you’re eagerly waiting for winter to be over chances are vacation planning is...

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Rising Auto Rates Here to Stay?

SEATTLE, Wash. - Over the weekend, the Seattle Times posted an article about rising auto rates. The opening line, or in this case question, is something our team is hearing more and more from clients. Whether you have...

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Insurance Services Group earns National Award for Top Performance

SEATTLE, Wash. - At Insurance Services Group, we want every customer to feel like we’ve provided superior service and coverage options to meet every insurance need. Our goal is to be the best.That’s why we’re proud to...

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Insurers Point to Smartphones for Rising Auto Rates

SEATTLE, Wash. - It’s happening…exactly what we talked about at the end of last year and beginning of this year – car insurance rates are trending up across the board. This phenomenon isn’t isolated to one or two...

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Community Counts at Insurance Services Group

SEATTLE, Wash. - In 2016, our community footprint grew thanks to so many of our clients. Protecting our clients is our number one priority. Protecting the communities we call home follows close behind and what a year we...

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Earthquake Coverage: There are Affordable Options

SEATTLE, Wash. – Earthquakes are unpredictable and the insurance industry doesn’t do ‘unpredictable’ very well. It’s a topic the Seattle Times tackles in its recent article: ‘Earthquake-insurance prices soar in...

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Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

SEATTLE, Wash. - It’s hard to think of a worse start to a winter day here in Seattle than turning on the faucet and … nothing. Maybe there’s a trickle of water, but it’s clear you have a frozen pipe. So, what now? Here...

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Insurance Services Group Gives Thanks this Year

SEATTLE, Wash. - As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, we wanted to take a moment and share what Thanksgiving means to some of the members of our 'family' at Insurance Services Group.From all of us at...

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Infograph: Rising Auto Claims

SEATTLE, Wash. - More miles. More cars sold. More crashes. More claims. Each one of these factors plays a role in what we've seen happen over the last year or two when it comes to car insurance. According to our...

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Insurance Services Group is Committed to Protecting What Matters

SEQUIM, Wash. – What can $2,000 do for the local fire district? Insurance Services Group can’t wait to find out! Our agency was one of a handful of insurance agencies across the country selected to participate in the...

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What’s ‘Driving’ Up Auto Insurance Rates?

SEATTLE, Wash. - Stop and go. Slow down. Speed up. If you spend any time on the roads you know just how bad the traffic is these days. Not only are there more cars on the roadways but we’re also seeing an increase in...

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Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

When the sun is out and the weather’s warm, people flock to the water — whether it’s the beach, a lake, a river or a backyard pool. But, wherever there’s water, there’s also danger. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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Got Life? The Facts Behind Life Insurance

SEATTLE, Wash. - ‘Stuff happens’…You’ve likely heard the phrase before, in one form or another, and nothing could be closer to the truth when it comes to everyday life. We talk a lot about home insurance, car insurance,...

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Full of Hot Air? Not Our HVAC Insurance Program

SEATTLE, Wash. - Imagine what $5,000, $10,000, even as much as $25,000 savings would mean for your business and your bottom line? Thinking about your budget is one thing - thinking about your insurance is another - and...

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Our Team Provides Decades of Insurance Service

SEATTLE, Wash. - When we say we know insurance - we truly mean it and our dedicated, highly experienced team is proof. In June, Melanie Ross from our Commercial Lines team in Sequim celebrated her 10-year anniversary...

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Hammer it Home: How to Insure Home Improvements

SEATTLE, Wash. - Summer is the perfect time to get outside and take advantage of the warm weather. It also happens to be a 'hot' time to do home improvement projects. As your to-do list grows chances are thinking about...

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Why Insurance Pricing is So Puzzling

SEATTLE, Wash. - You've probably asked it before. Maybe you're wondering it now - 'Why am I paying what I'm paying for my insurance?' Our team at Insurance Services Group hears this question a lot and rightfully so....

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Photo Contest: Let's Celebrate Dad's Day

Insurance Services Group is excited to announce our 3rd annual Father's Day Photo Contest. Have a special dad or grandpa? Show us what makes them so ‘extraorDADinary’. Draw a picture of a favorite activity you like to...

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Why Auto Insurance Limits Matter

SEATTLE, Wash. - Our carrier partners at Safeco Insurance recently shared this handy infograph regarding auto limits and we wanted to share it with you. Too often we hear from people looking to find ways to save money...

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Insurance Services Group Supports Foster Care Month

May marks National Foster Care Month - a chance to recognize and raise awareness about the role each of us can play in the lives of children and youth in foster care. This year, Insurance Services Group is excited to...

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Earthquake Insurance: The Threat is Real

SEATTLE, Wash. – As the number or people killed, injured, without power and water continues to grow following Japan’s most recent earthquake so too does our concern here in the Pacific Northwest. Based on a number of...

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Airbnb and Hosting Your Home: Are Your Covered?

SEATTLE, Wash. - Since its start nearly 10 years ago, the number of people listing their homes for guest stays through Airbnb has skyrocketed. As more and more vacation goers and business travelers look for alternatives...

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Insurance Services Group Lends a Helping Hand

SEATTLE, Wash. - Our team made headlines! Earlier this month our Edmonds team was lucky enough to offer some helping hands to students at Holy Rosary School. Each of the students collected and donated snack foods to...

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Edmonds Community Rallies Around Students in Need

EDMONDS, Wash. – When we say Insurance Services Group is a community agency, we truly mean it. Each of our offices in Edmonds, Sequim, and Lacey strives to make a difference in the lives of others and we’re proud of the...

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Paying the Price: The Cost to Insure Teen Drivers

Recently our president, Trevor Campbell, wrote an article for a community magazine talking about the challenges families and insurance companies face when it comes to insuring teen drivers. It's a topic we thought more...

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Grange Insurance Helps Students Attend College

SEATTLE, Wash. – Students across the Pacific Northwest are preparing for the next step in their lives and Grange Insurance wants to help. This fall, our carrier partners at Grange plan to award 22 academic and 3...

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Jewelry Protection to Last a Lifetime

SEATTLE, Wash. – Love is in the air. If you’re a romantic Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate those you hold near and dear. Whether it’s a diamond engagement ring, a new pair of earrings, or a sparkly new...

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Chubb and ACE Become One

SEATTLE, Wash. - When changes among our carriers occur we want to make sure our clients know. Some of you may have seen recent headlines announcing that ACE acquired Chubb in January. We have been following this news...

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Ten Insurance Terms Everyone Needs to Know

SEATTLE, Wash. - When it comes to insurance you’ve likely heard industry terms thrown around with no idea what they actually mean. At Insurance Services Group, we often use these terms but we also like our clients to...

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Independent? Direct? Captive? Which Insurance Buying Option is Right for You?

EDMONDS, Wash. – Insurance is confusing. It’s challenging to understand and can be downright frustrating to navigate. I know - I live it every day. My dad started our agency in 1980 so it’s safe to say I’ve grown up in...

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Do You Know What You Own? Home Inventory Made Easy

SEATTLE, Wash. – Ensuring the right coverage is in place is the first step in protecting your family and your home – creating a home inventory list is the next step. Making a thorough list of your personal property ...

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Cost Saving Ideas Without Cutting Coverage

SEATTLE, Wash. -- A new year often means a fresh start. This is the time of year when many of us will review and evaluate where and how we spend money in hopes of finding areas to save. Insurance coverage and insurance...

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Tips: Protect Your Home from Winter Weather

Our partners at Mutual of Enumclaw understand the problems extreme winter weather can cause your house. While you snuggle and get warm, your house stays exposed to the elements and even small items can add up to large...

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Give Your Budget a Break This Holiday Season

Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Sequim – wherever home may be chances are you'll likely breathe a little easier once the holidays are over. That is, until you get your credit card statement. From buying gifts to traveling to...

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Fireplace 101: Stay Warm and Safe this Season

Every year nearly 25,000 home fires start near a fireplace or in a chimney. As temperatures continue to drop this time of year, the desire to sit in front of a roaring fire is hard to resist. To ensure you and your...

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Lights Out! Prepping for Power Outages

It’s that time of year – time for heavy rain and lots of wind, especially if you live in Washington State.Our friends at Mutual of Enumclaw timed it perfectly with some super simple ways to prepare for this year’s...

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Flooding: Every Community Is At Risk

When you live in Seattle - you're used to rain, LOTS of rain. Learning to tolerate the down pours outside is one thing but dealing with the damage and destruction all that water can cause your home, your property, or...

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Edmonds Scarecrow Festival: Vote for Us!

Insurance Services Group is participating in the 3rd Annual Scarecrow Festival in Edmonds. The festival, organized by the Edmonds Historical Society, promotes family friendly fun with displays of handmade scarecrows. ...

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Three Common Insurance Coverage Gaps

We've talked about jewelry coverage and loss of use coverage in previous blog posts but this infographic really helps break down gaps in coverage you might not even know you have. That's where Insurance Services Group...

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Storm Season 101: How to Check Your Property for Damage

A freak early-season windstorm ripped through western Washington, downing trees and power lines, leaving thousands of homeowners throughout Seattle, Edmonds, Everett and beyond without power for hours, and in some cases...

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We Care About Our Community

At Insurance Services Group we care about our clients and our community. We believe supporting the place we call home is just as important as providing our clients the very best coverage and care - that's why we created...

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Cyber Security Shouldn't be Scary

Ghosts, goblins, scarecrows, witches - as if this time of year isn't scary enough - add a cyberattack on top and October turns into one frightening month. While we can't protect you from this year's lil' critters, we...

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Five Common Myths of Car Insurance

Car insurance can get complicated. Different states have different requirements and that can make things confusing. So, how do you know if you have the right auto insurance in place? With 35-years of industry experience,...

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School's Almost in Session - Are You Ready?

At Insurance Services, we're not quite sure where the summer went but, if you haven't noticed, it's already time for the new school year! As you prepare to get your kids organized and ready, now is also a good time to...

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Thanks for 'Making More Happen' for Edmonds Students in Need!

The Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Contest has ended, and while our Insurance Services Group-Washington Kids in Transition team was not one of the top three vote-getters, we truly appreciate the support of everyone...

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Make More Happen for Washington Students in Need

Safeco Insurance® selected Insurance Services Group for a 'Make More Happen' Award based on our volunteer service with Washington Kids in Transition. The award comes with a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for our...

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Scheduled Coverage: Replacing the Irreplaceable

A diamond engagement ring, your grandmother's crystal, a piece of fine art displayed in your living room - think about the personal items you own that carry special meaning to you and your family. What would happen if...

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Protecting Your Home: Are You Underinsured?

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions many people will ever make. When it comes to protecting your investment, it's worth spending some extra time to make sure it's properly protected. Too often...

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Smooth Sailing: The Ins and Outs of Boat Insurance

Trevor Campbell, president of Insurance Services Group, writes a monthly article for a local magazine. For May's edition of Edmonds Living Local, Trevor dives into boat coverage - what it is, how it works, and why it...

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Company Spotlight: Safeco Insurance

SEQUIM, Wash. - If you're a consumer looking to protect your most valuable assets - maybe it's your home, your car, a boat, or a motorcycle - protection and price matter but so should access. At Insurance Services...

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Umbrellas Protect You from More than Just Rain

Trevor Campbell, president of Insurance Services Group, writes a monthly article for a local magazine. For April's edition of Edmonds Living Local, Trevor dives into umbrella coverage - what it is, how it works, and why...

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Should You Be Worried About Your Appliance Hoses?

There's a ticking time bomb in your house right now, waiting to strike when you least expect it. In fact, there might even be more than one. And each can cause thousands and thousands of dollars in damage. We here at...

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A Healthy Home Is A Happy Home

The first day of spring is officially here and you know what that means - CLEANING. While you're thinking about tidying up things around the house, we're thinking about the home's structure. By now, you've set your...

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Shocked: Understanding Earthquake Insurance

Recently, Trevor Campbell, president of Insurance Services Group, published an article in a local magazine discussing earthquake insurance - what it is, how it works, and why it matters. Then we realized this is a topic...

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Borrowing a Car? Make Sure You're Covered

Have you ever driven a friend's car or loaned your car to a family member? How do you know you're covered if something happens when you're NOT the one behind the wheel? Below is some helpful information every driver...

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Life Insurance is Love Insurance

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you can bet flower shops, candy stores, and jewelry businesses are anxiously waiting for your call. Here's an interesting tidbit - In 2013, jewelry stores in the U.S. sold an...

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The '411' On Umbrella Coverage

Umbrellas are handy for a lot more than protecting you from the rain. During a recent visit with our Safeco specialty underwriter we started talking about umbrella coverage. And it got us thinking - Do our clients know...

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New Protection for Homeowners

With the New Year comes a new product every homeowner should know about - especially if you want to avoid costly repairs in the future. Insurance Services recently partnered with National Water Company to offer exterior...

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New Year, New Agency...

Welcome to a New Year! It's always exciting to think about the future, the things you want to change, ways you want to improve, and it's no different with our team. We talk a lot about our goals for the future based...

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Cyber Liability Insurance Matters

It doesn't take much - just ONE data breach and your entire business, everything you work for, every dollar you earn could be at risk. We're seeing it happen with Sony right now. Sure, the entertainment giant isn't in...

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Committed to Our Clients

It's hard to believe 2014 is almost over. Looking back on this year and thinking about the progress we've made and the successes we've shared - it's been a big year for our agency and none of it would be possible...

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Could Employment Practices Liability Insurance Save Your Business?

It's been a Seattle icon for nearly 20-years, Paseo Caribbean Restaurant, ranked No. 1 by Urbanspoon and known to have some the "Best Sandwiches in America," according to Esquire Magazine. So, how does the city's top...

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

As a nation, our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let...

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Is Your Home Secure?

No one wants to think their home could get broken into - especially during the holidays. But, it happens. In fact, more than 400,000 residential burglaries occur in the U.S. during the months of November and December...

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Can You Spot a Leak?

Drip...Drip...Drip...Even the smallest water leaks can end up costing homeowners BIG BUCKS! Do you know if your home has a leak? Check out what our friends at Safeco Insurance have to say about leaks. *Water damage is...

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